Child Development Resource Center
Finding Child Care
Step 1. Fill out the online Child Care Referral
Step 2. CDRC will send you several personalized referrals based on your family’s needs. We don’t make recommendations.
Step 3. Visit and evaluate sites from the list of referrals to find child care that meets your family’s needs.
Step 4. To help you know what to look for, use the
Guide to Choosing Child Care
Step 5. CDRC recommends that families review a potential child care provider’s licensing history before placing their child in the provider’s care. Using the provider's name on your referral form, you can check the background of a center or family day care home, by calling Community Care Licensing at (408) 324-2148, or online.
At any step along the way, CDRC can answer your questions on the phone, or in person.
Paying for Child Care
For many working families, quality child care is out of reach because of the cost. CDRC can help determine whether your family may qualify for assistance paying for this essential service and help you contact the agencies that offer subsidized care in your area.
From Davenport to Pajaro, there are excellent programs of care and education that serve eligible families in preschools, child care centers and licensed family child care homes. There is also a voucher system that can assist families on an individual basis. For more information on these options, contact a specialist at CDRC.
Click here for a quick look at minimum eligibility requirements.
For further information on subsidized child care, you can download this tip sheet. Can I Get Help Paying for Child Care?
Please call us for more information.
CDRC partners with dozens of community organizations that support the overall health, safety and well-being of children and families.
Call CDRC to help determine which resource you need.
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